The FiTeRaD (Field Tests for Rabies Diagnostic) project aims to develop and validate, in laboratory and in the field, the first point of care tests (POCT) for the rapid detection of the etiological agent of rabies (with rabies virus – RABV) in humans. In addition, these tests will also represent the first POCTs applied to the diagnosis of animal (dog) rabies on non-invasive samples. Ideally, they will meet all the criteria of these tests: low cost, sensitive, specific, easy to use, fast and robust, without equipment and finally available. This project is funded both by DARRI (Institut Pasteur, Paris) and Institut Carnot “Pasteur Microbe & Santé” (grant INNOV-36-19) as well as by a PTR (Programmes Tranversaux de Recherche) grant (PTR 237-19) from Institut Pasteur Paris for 2 years (mi-2019—mi-2021). This project is carried out in collaboration with Dr. Marcel Hollenstein (Bioorganic Chemistry of Nucleic Acids Laboratory, Institut Pasteur) and Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (Dr. Philippe Dussart, Dr. Véronique Chevalier), Institut Pasteur de Madagascar (Dr. Soa Fy Andriamandimb and Dr. Hélène Guis) and Institut Pasteur de Côte d’Ivoire (Dr. Edgard Valery Adjogoua).